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1 MAKING LIFE BETTER Making it your own
Liz Mitchell Institute of Public Health in Ireland

This presentation will - - Provide an overview of Making Life Better Highlight key features of relevance for HSC Provide an update on current situation and what happens next

3 Vision and aims All people are enabled and supported in achieving their full health and wellbeing potential The aims are to achieve better health and wellbeing for everyone and reduce inequalities in health Making Life Better succeeds Investing for Health and takes account of consultation response to Fit and Well - Changing Lives, and key evidence such as the Marmot Review 2010 Through this framework the Executive has committed to creating the conditions for individuals, families and communities to take greater control over their lives and be enabled and supported to lead healthy lives The vision and aims reflect this emphasis on supporting and empowering people to act for themselves The dual aims are retained from IfH

4 Values Social justice, equity and inclusion Engagement and empowerment
Collaboration Evidence informed Addressing local need

5 Key features High level strategic
Whole system approach, cross – cutting Collaboration, engagement and empowerment The social gradient – proportionate universalism Themes - wider determinants and lifecourse Outcomes and supporting actions The framework provides strategic direction to guide the development and implementation of collaborative action at government, regional and local levels. Reflects evidence that social economic and environmental issues affect people's health more than individual health behaviours and more than clinical services. Framework aims to improve co-ordination, and inter-connectedness between the levels at which activity will be required, through a whole system approach – this was an area for improvement identified through the IFH review. A key feature is emphasis on engagement and empowerment – for people to have the capacity to take control over their own health There is an emphasis on the need for universal services but with greater intensity of action for those with greater social, economic and health disadvantage – proportionate universalism (Marmot review 2010). Consultation on “ Fit and Well” highlighted an overemphasis on the lifecourse stages that detracted from the importance of tackling the underlying social determinants – thematic approach covers both Long term outcomes are identified for each theme, with strategic supporting actions and commitments for the current budgetary period. It is intended these will be updated on a rolling basis over the period of the framework.

Giving Every Child the Best Start Equipped throughout Life Empowering healthy living Creating the conditions Empowering Communities Developing Collaboration 5 themes as in Fit and Well and one addition no. 6. Actions and long term outcomes are structured around 6 themes - Emphasis in MLB on the lifecourse and the influence of particular social determinants at each stage – as outlined in the first two themes Particular emphasis is given to children and young people, and to supporting transitions between lifestages on into older age – Empowering healthy living focuses on support for individual choices and also embedding prevention in Health and Social Care services (includes mental health and wellbeing) The next two themes address wider structural, economic, social and environmental conditions impacting on health at population and community levels Developing collaboration focuses on strengthening collaboration for health and wellbeing at regional and local levels Considers strengthening collaboration for health and wellbeing at regional and local levels. Three areas of work: food (grow/prepare/ eat), space and environments/places and social inclusion Look more closely at each theme shortly

7 Outcomes, actions and indicators
Long term outcomes identified for each theme Strategic supporting actions/commitments over current budgetary period – to be rolled forward High level indicators to serve as proxy measures to monitor progress towards outcomes, and over time For each theme there are long term outcomes to aspire to and associated short term actions at the government/strategic level. These will be reviewed and rolled forward as necessary. A set of high level indicators have been identified against each theme to monitor progress including on the scale of health inequalities. ( eg life expectancy, healthy life expectancy etc ) These indicators have been agreed with departments.

8 Giving Every Child the Best Start outcomes
Good quality parenting and family support Healthy and confident children and young people Children and young people skilled for life Moving to look more closely at the themes, actions and indicators – The first theme is Giving Every Child the Best Start, recognising the importance of early years experiences for health and wellbeing throughout life and of the importance of this lifestage in attempting to break the inter-generational cycle of deprivation.

9 Giving Every Child the Best Start – actions
Child health Parenting and family support Preparing for school Literacy and numeracy Skills for life Play and leisure Actions underpinning this theme mainly relate to Health and Education, including for example ante and post- natal care, support for parenting, early years, social and emotional development in the school setting etc

10 Give every child best start
Affordable, available, high quality childcare – Nordic countries Child Poverty Alliance, Beneath the Surface Child Poverty in Northern Ireland. Chinese pre-schools to adopt NI Early Years programme We know what to do – implementation and scale

11 Equipped throughout Life outcomes
Ready for adult life Employment, life-long learning and participation Healthy active ageing This theme continues the lifecourse approach and addresses the adult population and transitions between different stages. In adulthood the positive influence on health and wellbeing of good quality work is highlighted, as is the importance of remaining connected and active into older age

12 Equipped throughout Life actions
Employment, including youth and older people Skilling workforce Opportunities for volunteering/learning Age friendly environments Actions underpinning this theme mainly led by DEL in relation to skills development employability schemes, employment services etc. But HSC have a key role in partnership with DE and DEL in relation to supporting the development of young people in and leaving care And also working in partnership to assist people with mental and physical health and disability related barriers to improve their chances of finding training /employment This theme also includes promotion of participation, healthy active ageing etc and aligns with the TYC emphasis on promoting home as the hub of care for older people where it is safe to do so.

13 Empowering healthy living outcomes
Improved health and reduction in harm Improved mental health and wellbeing, and reduction in self harm and suicide People are better informed about health matters Prevention embedded in services This theme is of particular relevance to the Medical Leaders Forum Action falls mostly within DHSSPS responsibility in supporting people to make healthy choices and in embedding prevention within the design and delivery of services

14 Empowering healthy living actions
Implement “lifestyle” strategies Promote mental wellbeing Screening and vaccination/ immunisation Health literacy Health professionals equipped for prevention/ early intervention Emphasis on prevention/early intervention in commissioning and delivery It includes action to promote and protect health being taken forward through various issue – specific strategies Harm reduction strategies tackling issues such as substance misuse and obesity continue to be progressed and work is under way to develop a new mental health and wellbeing strategy, incorporating suicide prevention. There is an emphasis throughout the framework on empowering and enabling people to take control of their own health –knowledge and information to make choices is key Assisting people to self-manage long-term conditions and embedding prevention in services, through, for example, alcohol brief interventions, continue to be progressed within the HSC. The introduction of brief interventions and making every contact count are examples of embedding prevention in the HSC – workforce development must be considered A key action is to increase the emphasis on prevention and early intervention in the commissioning and delivery of Primary, Community and Secondary Care services

15 Creating the conditions outcomes
A decent standard of living Making the most of the physical environment Safe and healthy homes This theme looks at the wider social and economic determinants that affect people’s health and wellbeing for which action is generally taken on a regional basis Poverty is the single largest determinant of health ( WHO) and ill health is an obstacle to social and economic development There is a symbiotic inter-relationship between prosperity and ill health – healthier people are more productive and improved health will contribute to positive economic outcomes; at the same time enhancing employability, skills etc are conducive to improved health. In addition to efforts to promote employment/ prosperity action is needed to mitigate the impact of poverty

16 Creating the conditions actions
Economic strategy Benefit uptake Physical environment Transport Housing Safe “by design” Actions within this theme relate to growing the economy, mitigating the impact of poverty, improving housing standards etc There are also actions in relation to enhancing the capacity of our physical infrastructure to support healthy, active living – planning policy, design approaches, active travel etc Many alliances needed across government

17 Empowering Communities outcomes
Thriving communities Safe communities Safe and healthy workplaces This theme addresses social determinants at a more local level Recognises that the communities and social networks to which people belong have a significant impact on health and wellbeing – support from families and friends is associated with better health Important to work in partnership with communities, local government and other key agencies in seeking ways both to tackle community issues and to build social capital

18 Empowering Communities actions
Urban regeneration Community development Access to local facilities Good relations Promoting volunteering Community safety Road safety Workplace and farm safety Focus on maximising collaboration to increase access to services, supporting local growth, promoting participation and volunteering, links with aims of good relations strategy and others etc Links with community safety strategy, Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse, road safety Promotion of health and wellbeing in workplaces

19 Developing Collaboration outcomes
A strategic approach to public health Strengthened collaboration for health and wellbeing – includes local partnership action The review of IfH found that the link between regional and local action was weak. This theme intends to emphasise the need for a more strategic and better co-ordinated approach It provides a focus for both regional and local action in a whole system approach.

20 Developing Collaboration actions
Joined up working for public health Health in all policies Research and development Legislation – tobacco etc and new Public Health legislation Local partnership action on - Food - Space and place - Social Inclusion Actions relate to eg establishing the structures and the whole system approach, reviewing processes eg HIAP, co-ordinated approach to R and D. A number of strategic actions are included including the use of legislation as a mechanism to secure improvements A steer has been given in relation to areas that local partnership action should focus on ie – - Access to healthy foods and reducing the risk of obesity, building health and communities - Creating safe, health enabling neighbourhoods and environments, eg which maximise the use of physical assets to increase access to opportunities for walking, cycling etc - Ensuring people have access to support networks and opportunities to participate in society

21 Spaces and places Foyle Bridge – South Korea, Mapo Bridge - reimagine
CCG – make it local, make it owned – link with research

22 The impact of CCG • Increasing % meeting recommended levels of physical activity • Reducing inequality in physical activity • Role of built environment • Encouraging community to initiate/sustain change • Cost-effectiveness of CCG to influence physical activity levels and improve health

23 Making it work A new Ministerial Committee for Public Health will oversee implementation with cross-departmental/ cross-sectoral groups at Departmental, regional and local level with links to other relevant groups. Processes will be developed to ensure there is good connection, information - sharing and collaboration, and monitoring to give life to the whole system approach Structures are currently being established – it will take time for these to form and bed in - but there are good relationships to build on Inaugural meetings have been held of both the ADOG and Regional Project Board PHA-led cross-sectoral Regional Project Board has proposed 3 initial areas for joint working – neighbourhood renewal, transforming physical environment and connected caring communities. These have been endorsed by the All-Departments Officials Group, led by CMO.

24 Next Steps Re-shape local partnerships to align better with community planning Wider engagement Communications strategy to provide consistent messages Meeting of Ministerial Committee for Public Health PHA will progress work on the three initial areas for joint working and bring forward proposals for re-shaping the local partnerships. Communication strategy to be developed and may form part of agenda for first meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Public Health Timing for this to be confirmed.

25 Conclusions Do something, do more, do better
Do what we can now with tools and means available Use evidence/adapt to local Implement at scale

26 The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Lao Tzu

27 Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Working for better health across the island of Ireland through: Strengthening public health capacity Providing /interpreting information for public health Advising on policy Strengthening public health capacity – briefing / policy position papers; establishing links within the public health community Providing and interpreting information for public health (research and data analysis eg chronic conditions series; tobacco report). Advising on policy (advice to Departments of Health in NI and RoI – public health strategies; HIA and HiAP; responding to public consultations). All of the above work is centred on addressing health inequalities across the island of Ireland. Supporting action to address health inequalities 27


29 The Health Well Aims:
To increase access to broad range of information Interactive analyse that information and understand that information Online tools to support collaboration Online support for public health networks (eg NIPHRN, ASOI, etc) Tools to apply information Build research and evaluation capacity


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